Water is water, and water damage is water damage, regardless of the source!
Whether it is ‘ground-water’, ‘falling-water’ or ‘water from broken domestic supply lines’, the fact remains…….
When ‘un-invited’ water finds its way into your home, you unequivocally end up with primary water damage, which leads to secondary water damage, which goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with mold infestation(s), which have the uncanny potential to aggravate your ‘sanity’, your ‘wallet’ and ultimately your very quality of life!
So, the question once again is…….
“What do you do when you find yourself amid a water damage calamity?”
- ONE: Call for Professional Help!
Never tackle a major flooding/water damage mitigation task on your own! At the bare minimum, call for a professional to assess the situation at hand and subsequently advise you accordingly.
Oh, we understand your concern about ‘nobody’ being available to ‘see to’ your ‘calamity’ at two o’clock in the morning! We even ‘feel’ your anxiety about potentially being ‘slapped’ with an outrageous bill, before the ‘real’ work has even begun, however we beg to differ!
At Triangle Legacy, we provide FREE Emergency Response Service for flood & water damage mitigation, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty-five days a year…… three hundred and sixty-six days every leap year! In addition, we provide one FREE consultation/assessment & estimate prior to the commencement of any job, or not! In other words, we provide one free consultation/assessment & estimate, regardless of whether you contract us to complete the job or not!
So, let’s be honest, shall we? What’s your excuse?
For all your water damage mitigation and restoration needs, call Triangle Legacy at (301) 523-9419 or 1-800-830-3324 any time of the day or night!
- TWO: REMEMBER that Water Damage Mitigation is NOT a ‘DIY gig’!
Although it may look straight forward, water damage mitigation & restoration is rather very intricate. It is by no means a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) job!
At Triangle Legacy we are very ‘transparent’, therefore we are more than happy to share the basic steps involved in the water damage mitigation & restoration process. And we will! We will also attempt to convince you about why we feel that it is better to leave the ‘grunt-work’ to the pros.
The basic steps involved are:
- Loss Assessment & Evaluation;
- Water Extraction;
- Removal of damaged drywall, insulation & other building materials;
- Drying and Dehumidifying
- Disinfecting/Treating for Mold;
Needless to say, each step has its own intricacies!
In one of our previous blogs, we loosely discuss why in our opinion flood and water damage mitigation is best left to the pros. Read all about it here: Flood/Water Damage Restoration: Why you need Professional Expertise
- THREE: Shut off main controls to your home or business, only IF IT IS SAFE!
IF, and only if you can safely do so, shut off any main controls to your home or business, and do not turn them back on until the water damage issue has been resolved by a professional AND you have been advised accordingly, by the said professional.
- FOUR: Call your Insurance Company!
Call your Insurance Company to file a claim.
IF, and only if it is safe to do so, take a few photographs.
And oh, just by the way, most water damage professionals work with insurance companies!
- FIVE: Be a Team Player!
Be a ‘good-sport’, as you work with the water damage mitigation and restoration company to get the water removed from your home as quickly as possible. This is a surefire way to curtail any potential problems upstream of the initial water damage. Remember: Inconspicuous water intrusion or damage can result in ‘mold infestation-incognito’ within your home or business. And, you most certainly do NOT want that!
At Triangle Legacy, our goal is to take care of you, so that you can take care of yours! So, if the water-related ‘un-predictabilities’ of life should befall you, do NOT hesitate to call us at 1-800-830-3324 or (301) 523-9419. We are here to serve!
We currently serve a 45-mile radius around the Nation’s Capital. Including the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and Northern Virginia.